1 killed in explosion, fire at Colorado senior community

November 17, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Colorado authorities say one person died in an explosion and large fire at a senior community in the Denver suburb of Aurora.

Aurora Fire Rescue says the body was discovered early Saturday as they continued to investigate the fire that began on Friday evening. Officials have said the fire at Heather Gardens involved a gas line in an area of the community, which offers single-family homes for those 55 and older.

No information has been released about the deceased person. Aurora Fire Rescue says the body was found inside a home.

One firefighter was injured and has been released from a hospital. A resident also was injured but is expected to recover.

Firefighters were investigating reports of a gas leak at the time of the explosion.

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